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    • History of cosmetics

    • The history of cosmetics spans at least 6000 years and is present in almost every society on earth. Some argue that cosmetic body art was the earliest form of ritual in human culture, dating over 100,000 years ago from the African Middle Stone Age. The evidence for this comes in the form of utilised red mineral pigment ... Read »


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    • American Yvette Company

    • American Yvette Company was a Chicago, Illinois based business which manufactured cosmetics and operated beauty shops. It throve in the late 1920s and 1930s. The company ran hairdressing and beauty shops in thirty-seven leading department stores in thirty-four cities in the United States, in February 1929. It maintaine ... Read »


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    • Annatto

    • Annatto (/əˈnætoʊ/ or /əˈnɑːtoʊ/) is an orange-red condiment and food coloring derived from the seeds of the achiote tree (Bixa orellana). It is often used to impart a yellow or orange color to foods, but sometimes also for its flavor and aroma. Its scent is described as "slightly peppery wit ... Read »


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    • Aramis (fragrance)

    • Aramis is fragrance introduced by Estée Lauder in 1964. It was the first prestige men’s fragrance widely available in department stores, and is now sold in 120 countries. Aramis was created by perfumer Bernard Chant. It is classified as a leather chypre; its top notes are fresh/bitter herbaceousness hasta lavi ... Read »


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    • Elizabeth Arden

    • Elizabeth Arden

      Florence Nightingale Graham (December 31, 1878 – October 18, 1966), who went by the business name Elizabeth Arden, was a Canadian-born American businesswoman who founded what is now Elizabeth Arden, Inc., and built a cosmetics empire in the United States. By 1929 she owned 150 upscale salons across the United S ... Read »


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    • Arpège


    • Beauty and cosmetics in ancient Egypt

    • The ancient Egyptians regarded beauty as a sign of holiness. Everything the ancient Egyptians used had a spiritual aspect to it, including cosmetics, which is why cosmetics were an integral part of their daily lives. Traders traded makeup often, especially in the upper classes. In tombs, cosmetic palettes were found bu ... Read »


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    • Ben Nye Makeup Company

    • The Ben Nye Makeup Company was started in 1967 by renowned Hollywood film industry makeup artist Ben Nye. Its current CEO is Nye's son, Dana. The Ben Nye Makeup Company issues the Ben Nye Catalog, which both displays the company's product line, and features its use by famous, notable, or exceptional makeup artists in t ... Read »


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    • The Body Shop

    • The Body Shop International plc

      The Body Shop International plc, trading as The Body Shop, is a British cosmetics and skin care company owned by L'Oréal. It was founded in 1976 by Dame Anita Roddick and currently has a range of 1,000 products which it sells in 3,000 franchised stores in 66 countries. The company is based in Littlehampton, West Sus ... Read »


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    • Bois des Îles


    • Princess Marcella Borghese

    • Princess Marcella Borghese, born Marcella Fazi (1911– January 19, 2002), was a manufacturer of cosmetics. Marcella Fazi was born in Umbria in 1911. In 1937 she became the second wife of the widowed nobleman Paolo Borghese, Duke of Bomarzo and Prince of Sant’ Angelo of San Paolo, and acquired the title of ... Read »


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    • Brihans Natural Products Ltd.

    • Brihans Natural Products Ltd.

      Brihans Natural Products Ltd. is an Indian natural products company based in Shaniwar Peth, Pune, Maharashtra, India. The company manufactures skincare, haircare and healthcare products. The company is a sister company of the Brihan Maharashtra Sugar Syndicate. Brihans Natural Products was founded on 20 April in t ... Read »


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    • CC cream

    • CC cream is a marketing term coined in the wake of the marketing term Blemish Balm cream or Beauty Balm. "CC cream" is used by some brands to mean Color Control cream, or Color Correcting cream, and some brands claim to reduce the appearance of skin redness or sallowness or to improve uneven skin tone. BB creams and CC ... Read »


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    • Chanel No. 5

    • Chanel No. 5

      Chanel No. 5 is the first perfume launched by French couturier Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel. The chemical formula for the fragrance was compounded by French-Russian chemist and perfumer Ernest Beaux. Traditionally, fragrance worn by women had adhered to two basic categories: respectable women favored the pure essence o ... Read »


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    • Chanel No. 22

    • Chanel No. 22 is one of several well-known fragrances from Parisian couturier, Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel. Coco Chanel had worked with Ernest Beaux on her original perfume, Chanel No. 5, which debuted in 1921. The following year, they released Chanel No. 22. There are also reports that the official debut was made in ... Read »


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    • Charles of the Ritz

    • Charles of the Ritz is a former cosmetics brand known for its line of perfumes. In 1916, hairdresser Charles Jundt took over the Manhattan beauty salon of the New York City Ritz (later the Ritz-Carlton) hotel. He founded his own cosmetics company in 1919, and in 1926, began marketing beauty products under the name ... Read »


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    • Parfums Christian Dior

    • Parfums Christian Dior is the perfumery and cosmetics (makeup and skincare) line of the French fashion house, Christian Dior S.A.. However, the line belongs to the perfumes and cosmetics portfolio of the world's largest luxury group, the LVMH Group. Nevertheless, both Christian Dior S.A. and LVMH are headed by chairman ... Read »


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    • Chypre

    • Chypre (pronounced: [ʃipʁ] or [ʃipχ]) is the name of a family (or concept) of perfumes that are characterised by an accord composed of citrus top-notes, a middle centered on cistus labdanum, and a mossy-animalic base-note derived from oak moss and musk. Chypre perfumes fall into numerous classes accordin ... Read »


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    • Clinique

    • Clinique Laboratories, LLC

      Clinique Laboratories, LLC (/klᵻˈniːk/) is an American manufacturer of skincare, cosmetics, toiletries and fragrances, usually sold in high end department stores. It is a subsidiary of the Estée Lauder Companies. In 1967, American Vogue magazine published an article called “Can Great Skin Be Created ... Read »


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    • Cosmetic container

    • A cosmetic container is a fully enclosed object used to contain, store, and transport cosmetics. Cosmetics or cosmetic products are substances intended to enhance or preserve the human body's physical appearance or scent. Cosmetic containers are a deeper topic of cosmetic packaging, relating to ISO 22715. According to ... Read »


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    • Cosmetics in Ancient Rome

    • Cosmetics, first used in Ancient Rome for ritual purposes, were part of daily life for women, especially prostitutes and the wealthy. Some fashionable cosmetics, such as those imported from China, Germany and Gaul, were so expensive that the Lex Oppia tried to limit their use in 189 BCE. These “designer brands†... Read »


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    • Cosmetics in the 1920s

    • Cosmetics in the 1920s were characterized by their use to create a specific look: lips painted in the shape of a Cupid's bow, kohl-rimmed eyes, and bright cheeks brushed with bright red blush. The heavily made-up look of the 1920s was a reaction to the demure, feminine Gibson girl of the pre-war period. In the 192 ... Read »


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    • François Coty


    • Coty, Inc.

    • Coty, Inc.

      Coty, Inc., is a North American beauty products manufacturer based in New York founded in Paris, France, by François Coty in 1904. Its main products are fragrances, colour cosmetics and skin and body care products. It is known for its cooperation with designers and celebrities for the creation of fragrances. Its big ... Read »


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    • Creed (perfume)

    • Creed is a Paris-based perfume house. It was originally established as a tailoring house in 1760 in London by the antecedents of Charles Creed, and became known for fragrances from the 1980s. Creed is a niche perfume house, which has boutiques in Paris, London, New York City, Dubai Mall, and Kuwait in addition to ... Read »


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    • Cuir de Russie

    • Cuir de Russie (pronounced: [kÉ¥iʁ də ʁusi]) is a fragrance from Parisian couturier Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel. (The term may also refer to other Russia leather perfumes, most notably Creed Cuir de Russie, originally formulated in 1854.) Coco Chanel had worked with Ernest Beaux on her original perfume, Chan ... Read »


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    • Cyclax

    • Cyclax was established at the end of the nineteenth century making it one of the world's oldest cosmetic companies still in operation. In the UK the only older cosmetic company is Yardley. The Cyclax Company was founded in 1897 by Mrs Hemming (real name Frances (Fanny) Forsythe née Hamilton [1872-1934]) in a co ... Read »


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    • Jean Despres

    • Jean Despres (1903–1988) was a perfume industry businessman, known for his work with Coty, Inc. The French-born Jean Despres came to New York in 1921 working for Coty Inc. Starting as a shipping clerk, he went on to become a travelling salesman, covering thousands of miles on the Santa Fe Railroad across America ... Read »


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    • Diorissimo

    • Diorissimo is a floral perfume by French master perfumier Edmond Roudnitska. Originally introduced in 1956, Diorissimo is an attempt to simulate lily of the valley, since no essential oils can be obtained from the actual flowers. Diorissimo also has notes of ylang-ylang, amaryllis, boronia and jasmine. Diorissimo has b ... Read »


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    • Eden Allure

    • Eden Allure

      Eden Allure was the brand name of a line under Cultural Connections, LLC, an American manufacturer of argan oil based natural skin, hair, and body care products. It was founded in Orlando, FL in 2007. Cultural Connections is currently(as of August 24, 2015) on a worldwide basis re-branding its products for sale in the ... Read »


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    • Elizabeth Arden, Inc.

    • Elizabeth Arden, Inc.

      Elizabeth Arden, Inc. is a major American cosmetics, skin care and fragrance company founded by Elizabeth Arden. As of September 7, 2016, the company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Revlon, Inc. The company was founded as Red Door salon on Fifth Avenue in 1910. Arden's company was then sold to Eli Lilly and Compan ... Read »


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    • Emlin

    • Emlin Cosmetics is a privately held company based in Bensenville, Illinois and has been in business for over fifty years manufacturing customized soap and bath amenity products for the most exclusive hotel chains. Their products are formulated with natural botanicals, rich emollients, and their retail lines have been c ... Read »


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    • Estée Lauder Companies


    • Ever (fragrance)

    • Ever (fragrance)

      Ever by Coty – fragrance produced in 1998 – 2008 years by Coty. It is said to have a birch-water fragrance. It is recommended for daytime wear. Line composition: Eau de Cologne, Eau de toilette, Deodorant and Hydrogel. Ever by Coty won an award-ranking for in the world. ... Read »


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    • Eyes Lips Face

    • Eyes Lips Face

      Eyes Lips Face, also known as e.l.f. Cosmetics, is an international cosmetics brand based in New York City. Founded by Joseph Shamah and Scott Vincent Borba in 2004, it sells products largely at $1, $3, and $6 price points. Items include bath and skin-care products, mineral-based makeup, professional tools,eyeliners, l ... Read »


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    • Max Factor, Sr.

    • Max Factor, Sr.

      Esther Rosa "Lizzie" Factor (1896-1906) Huma "Helen" Sradkowska (1906-1908) Max Factor (15 September 1872 – 30 August 1938), born Maksymilian Faktorowicz, was a Polish-Jewish businessman. Founder of the cosmetics giant Max Factor & Company, he largely developed the modern cosmetics industry and popularised the ... Read »


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    • Female cosmetic coalitions

    • The theory of Female Cosmetic Coalitions (FCC) is a new and controversial attempt to explain the evolutionary emergence of art, ritual and symbolic culture in Homo sapiens. It is proposed by evolutionary anthropologists Chris Knight and Camilla Power together with archaeologist Ian Watts. Supporters of this new theory ... Read »


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    • Fenjal

    • Fenjal is a brand of cosmetic hygiene products marketed around the world by the pharmaceutical and cosmetics company Doetsch Grether AG of Basel, Switzerland. The company was founded in 1899 and the first Fenjal product was a creme bath introduced in 1962 with the notable feature that the formula included plant oil. ... Read »


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    • Guerlain

    • Guerlain S.A.

      Guerlain (French pronunciation: ​[ɡɛʁlɛ̃]) is a French perfume and cosmetics and skincare house, among the oldest in the world. It has a large customer following, and has traditionally been held in high esteem in the perfume industry. Perfumes by Guerlain are often said to be characterized by a c ... Read »


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    • Hard Candy (cosmetics)

    • Hard Candy is an American cosmetics company, founded in 1995 by Iranian American sisters and Benjamin A. Einstein. Dineh Mohajer and ex-boyfriend Ben Einstein (who now owns Einstein Cosmetics) and several successful sport media companies, Pooneh Mohajer (who now owns tokidoki). The company's first product was nail poli ... Read »


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    • Rudolf Hauschka

    • Rudolf Hauschka (born 6 November 1891 in Vienna, Austria, died 28 December 1969 in Bad Boll, Germany) was an Austrian chemist, author, inventor, entrepreneur and anthroposophist. He was the founder of the company Wala Heilmittel GmbH and inventor of a "rhythmic" production process that excluded the use of alcohol as a ... Read »


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    • Helene Curtis Industries, Inc.

    • Helene Curtis Industries, Inc. was an American cosmetics and beauty parlor products firm based in Chicago, Illinois. The company acquired a hair-coloring line through the acquisition of a competitor business. Later the retailer diversified into the field of personal care products, manufacturing Degree, among other item ... Read »


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    • History of perfume

    • The word perfume is used today to describe scented mixtures and is derived from the Latin word, "per fumus," meaning through smoke. The word Perfumery refers to the art of making perfumes. Perfume was further refined by the Romans, the Persians and the Arabs. Although perfume and perfumery also existed in East Asia, mu ... Read »


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    • Hungary Water

    • Hungary water (sometimes called "the Queen of Hungary's Water") was the first (European) alcohol-based perfume, claimed to date to about the late 14th century. According to legend it was first formulated at the command of a Queen of Hungary, sometimes identified as Isabella but usually as Elisabeth (historically the na ... Read »


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    • Institut Jeanne Gatineau

    • Institut Jeanne Gatineau was a French cosmetics business which emphasized products for the face and body. The company maintained a technologically advanced treatment line. Institut Jeanne Gatineau was acquired by Revlon in February 1980 with the approval of the French government. The French concern trained professiona ... Read »


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    • Jicky

    • Jicky is a perfume by the House of Guerlain. Introduced in 1889, it is the oldest continuously-produced perfume in the world. Jicky was one of the first perfumes created with the addition of synthetic materials, and was the first abstract perfume in history, meaning it is not based on a single note. Its perfume notes ... Read »


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    • Mary Kay

    • Privately held company Industry Cosmetics and personal care products Founded September 13, 1963; 53 years ago (1963-09-13)
      Dallas, Texas, U.S. Headquarters Addison, Texas, U.S.
      Key people
      Mary Kay Ash, Founder
      Richard R. Rogers, Executive Chairman
      David Holl, CEO
      Mindy Volney Products Cosmetics, sunscreen Revenue US$3.7 Billion in 2015
      Number of employees
      Staff 5,000
      Salespeople 3.5 million worldwide (2015) " >
    • Mary Kay Inc.

      Mary Kay Inc. is an American privately owned multi-level marketing/direct sales company that sells cosmetics products. According to Direct Selling News, Mary Kay was the sixth largest direct selling company in the world in 2015, with a wholesale volume of US$3.7 billion. Mary Kay is based in Addison, Texas, outside Da ... Read »


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    • Kiehl's


    • Kohl (cosmetics)

    • Kohl is an ancient eye cosmetic, traditionally made by grinding stibnite (Sb2S3) - for similar purposes to charcoal used in mascara. It is widely used in South Asia, the Middle East, North Africa, the Horn of Africa, and parts of West Africa as eyeliner to contour and/or darken the eyelids and as mascara for the eyelas ... Read »


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    • L'Oréal


    • Lady Esther

    • Lady Esther was the trademark of a cosmetic manufacturing company founded by German-born Syma Cohen and her siblings in Chicago in 1913 and operated as Lady Esther Company. It was incorporated in Illinois in 1922 and became America’s top selling brand of cosmetics in the United States. Its success in large part ca ... Read »


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    • Lancôme


    • Ernő László


    • Estée Lauder (businesswoman)


    • Lauren (perfume)

    • Lauren is a perfume made by Ralph Lauren in 1978. The perfume is manufactured by L'Oreal. This is a feminine and gracious floral bouquet with green top notes and powdery base of wood and spices. The heart contains the classic trio of rose, carnation and violet. The fragrance also contains wild marigold, rosewood, pine ... Read »


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    • Lenthéric


    • Lipstick

    • Lipstick is a cosmetic product containing pigments, oils, waxes, and emollients that apply color, texture, and protection to the lips. Many colors and types of lipstick exist. As with most other types of makeup, lipstick is typically, but not exclusively, worn by women. Some lipsticks are also lip balms, to add color ... Read »


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    • Love Cosmetics

    • Love Cosmetics (1969 - 1980) was introduced by Menley & James Laboratories on March 1, 1969. By the summer of 1970 the company was marketing and promoting Fresh Lemon bath products and Soft Eyes items to beautify the eyes. Advertising was coordinated by Wells, Rich, Greene advertising agency (1967 - 1990), a company fo ... Read »


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    • Serge Lutens

    • Serge Lutens (born 14 March 1942, in Lille, France) is a French photographer, filmmaker, hair stylist, perfume art-director and fashion designer. At fourteen, Lutens was taken on as an apprentice by a hair salon in Lille, a period which he described as crucial to his appreciation of beauty in three dimensions. Lut ... Read »


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    • LVMH

    • LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton SE

      Bernard Arnault (CEO) LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton SE, better known as LVMH, is a European multinational luxury goods conglomerate, native of France and headquartered in Paris. The company was formed by the 1987 merger of fashion house Louis Vuitton with Moet Hennessy, a company formed after the 1971 merger bet ... Read »


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    • MAC Cosmetics

    • MAC Cosmetics

      MAC Cosmetics, stylized as M·A·C, is a cosmetics manufacturer founded in Toronto and now headquartered in New York City and part of the Estée Lauder Companies. MAC Cosmetics (MAC standing for Make-up Art Cosmetics) was founded in Toronto, Ontario, Canada by Frank Toskan and Frank Angelo in 1984 with the a ... Read »


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    • Max Factor

    • Max Factor is a popular line of cosmetics company from Coty, Inc.. It was founded in 1909 as Max Factor & Company, by Max Factor (orig. Maksymilian Faktorowicz, 1877–1938), a Polish-Jewish cosmetician from Congress Poland. In its early days, it specialized in movie make-up. Until its 1973 sale for US$500 million, ... Read »


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    • Medicamina Faciei Femineae

    • Medicamina Faciei Femineae (Cosmetics for the Female Face, also known as The Art of Beauty) is a didactic poem written in elegiac couplets by the Roman poet Ovid. In the hundred extant verses, Ovid defends the use of cosmetics by Roman women and provides five recipes for facial treatments. The title and approximat ... Read »


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    • Mitsouko (perfume)

    • Mitsouko (perfume)

      Mitsouko is a 1919 perfume by Guerlain. Its name is derived from the French transliteration of a Japanese female personal name Mitsuko. Its top notes are a fruity chypre, with floral middle notes and spice base notes. Its top notes include bergamot, its middle notes peach, rose, iris, clove, and jasmine, and its base ... Read »


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    • Germaine Monteil

    • Germaine Monteil was a New York-based French fashion designer and cosmetician who founded the cosmetics and perfume company sharing her name. Born in France in 1898, Monteil moved to the United States in the early 1930s. A high-end dressmaker as well as a cosmetician, she first established herself as a fashion designe ... Read »


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    • Nail polish

    • Nail polish (also known as nail varnish) is a lacquer that can be applied to the human fingernails or toenails to decorate and protect the nail plates. The formulation has been revised repeatedly to enhance its decorative effects and to suppress cracking or flaking. Nail polish consists of a mix of an organic polymer a ... Read »


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    • Olay

    • Olay, previously Oil of Olay, is an American skin care line. It is one of Procter & Gamble's multibillion-dollar brands. For the 2009 fiscal year, which ended on June 30, Olay accounted for an estimated $2.8 billion of P&G's $79 billion in revenue. Olay originated in South Africa as Oil of Olay. Graham Wulff ... Read »


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    • Oriflame

    • Oriflame Cosmetics

      Oriflame Holding AG (Switzerland) (until mid-2015 "Oriflame Cosmetics S.A.", Luxembourg) is a company, founded in 1967 in Sweden by the brothers Jonas af Jochnick and Robert af Jochnick, and publicly traded at NASDAQ OMX since 2004. The company sells personal care, accessories and nutritional products online and direct ... Read »


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    • Parfums Caron

    • Parfums Caron is a French perfume house, established by Ernest Daltroff (1867–1941) in 1904. Founded in 1904 by Ernest Daltroff, Parfums Caron has a rich heritage in perfumery and is still considered a true fragrance house, a distinction very few companies hold. Caron is one of the great Paris houses to still rem ... Read »


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    • Rachel K

    • Rachel K Cosmetics Pte Ltd

      Rachel K Cosmetics is a Singaporean makeup and skin care company. It was founded by Rachel Kum, an entrepreneur and former local beauty pageant contestant who won the Miss Singapore Universe 2009 title. Rachel K Cosmetics, a name derived by Rachel Kum, markets a blemish balm cream called CC cream which is inspired ... Read »


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    • Horst Rechelbacher

    • Horst M. Rechelbacher (1941 – February 15, 2014) was the founder of the Aveda Corporation and Intelligent Nutrients. His interest in developing products without toxic chemicals launched the market for natural cosmetics in the United States. Rechelbacher was born in Klagenfurt, Austria to an herbalist and shoe ... Read »


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    • Revlon

    • Revlon

      Revlon, Inc. is an American multinational cosmetics, skin care, fragrance, and personal care company founded in 1932 and based in New York City. Revlon was founded in the midst of the Great Depression, 1932, by Charles Revson and his brother Joseph along with a chemist, Charles Lachman, who contributed the "L" in ... Read »


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    • Eugène Rimmel


    • Anita Roddick

    • Anita Roddick

      Dame Anita Lucia Roddick, DBE (23 October 1942 – 10 September 2007) was a British businesswoman, human rights activist and environmental campaigner, best known as the founder of The Body Shop, a cosmetics company producing and retailing natural beauty products that shaped ethical consumerism. The company was one o ... Read »


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    • Edmond Roudnitska

    • Edmond Roudnitska

      Edmond Roudnitska (1905–1996) was a French master perfumer and author. He is known for creating perfumes such as Dior's Eau Sauvage and Diorissimo, and Rochas's Femme. Many of his creations are still in production today. He was the father of perfumer Michel Roudnitska. In 1926, he started his training in perfumer ... Read »


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    • Helena Rubinstein

    • Helena Rubinstein

      Helena Rubinstein (born Chaja Rubinstein, December 25, 1872 – April 1, 1965) was a Polish American businesswoman, art collector, and philanthropist. A cosmetics entrepreneur, she was the founder and eponym of Helena Rubinstein Incorporated cosmetics company, which made her one of the world's richest women. Ru ... Read »


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    • Eugène Schueller


    • Shalimar (perfume)

    • Shalimar (perfume)

      Shalimar is a women's fragrance originally created by Jacques Guerlain in 1921, as a classic soft amber (Oriental) parfum, and currently produced by Guerlain. Popular for 90 years, Shalimar was created in 1921, and re-released in 1925, by Jacques Guerlain in a bottle designed by Raymond Guerlain and made by Crista ... Read »


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    • Christopher Sheldrake

    • Christopher Sheldrake is a perfumer. He has created perfumes for Shiseido, Serge Lutens, Rochas, Avon and SpaceNK. ... Read »


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    • The Skin House

    • The Skin House

      The Skin House is a cosmetics company founded in 1979. It is located at Seoul, South Korea. The Skin House cosmetics company was founded in Seoul, South Korea in 1979. In April 2011,Han Sunhwa of Secret was chosen as the new model for The Skin House. A representative of the brand commented, “The Skin House uses n ... Read »


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    • Stila

    • Stila Cosmetics is an American cosmetics company founded in 1994. The cosmetics line is headed by makeup artist Jeanine Lobell. The name Stila (pronounced STEE-la) was derived from the Swedish word "stil," which can mean "style". Stila's official website is quoted as saying that they chose that name because they believ ... Read »


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    • Theraderm

    • Theraderm is a manufacturer of clinical-grade skin care products, including anti-aging creams and moisturizers, as well as an acne system under an alternate brand: Reversion. The company was founded in 1996 by James Beckman, M.D., and is headquartered in Springdale, Arkansas. In 1977, Dr. James Beckman set up a privat ... Read »


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    • V. Vivaudou

    • V. Vivaudou Inc., is an American perfume manufacturer and auto company which operated in New York City. V. Vivaudou Inc., was taken over by the United Drug Company in February 1916, for a price of $1,500,000. Among its perfume and cosmetics line, Mavis Talcum Vivaudou red tin was quite often part of the women's toiletr ... Read »


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    • Venetian ceruse

    • Venetian Ceruse, also known as Spirits of Saturn, was a 16th-century cosmetic used as a skin whitener. It was in great demand and considered the best available at that time. The cosmetic's use of white lead as a pigment caused lead poisoning, damaging the skin and causing hair loss. Usage over an extended period could ... Read »


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    • Violent Lips

    • Violent Lips, LLC

      Violent Lips is a cosmetics company founded by sisters Isabella and Sophia Haddad in 2011. Their product line consists of temporary tattoo decals for the lips, which create designs not possible with traditional lipstick - such as rainbows, animal prints, and polka dots. At just 13 and 9 years old, the Haddad sisters we ... Read »


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    • Western cosmetics in the 1970s

    • Western cosmetics in the 1970s reflected the multiple roles ascribed to the modern woman. For the first time since 1900, make-up was chosen situationally, rather than in response to monolithic trends. The era's two primary visions were the feminist-influenced daytime "natural look" and the sexualized evening aesthetic ... Read »


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    • Yardley of London

    • Yardley of London

      Yardley of London, usually referred to simply as Yardley or Yardleys , is an international English-based company and one of the oldest firms in the world to specialise in cosmetics, fragrances and related toiletries products. Established in 1770, Yardley was a major producer of soap and perfumery by the beginning of th ... Read »


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